The Comox Valley Art Gallery is among 24 organizations to receive government funding. File photo

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is among 24 organizations to receive government funding. File photo

Government funds support 24 organizations in the Comox Valley

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming $632,870 to benefit 24 sports, arts and culture organizations in the Comox Valley.

“A vibrant arts scene and robust sports programs contribute to a positive and inclusive community,” Leonard said in a news release. “These grants will help ensure people continue to have access to these important programs.”

The funding is being provided through the Community Gaming Grants program. It will benefit 10 arts and culture organizations, and 14 community sports organizations. Beneficiaries include the Comox Valley Art Gallery and the Comox Valley Minor Hockey Association.

View a full list at news.gov.bc.ca/files/arts-culture-sector-funding-spreadsheet-2019-backgrounder.pdf

In 2019-20, the Community Gaming Grants program is distributing approximately $18.3 million to 700 not-for-profit organizations across B.C. to support visual and performing arts, literature, festivals, and Indigenous and cultural programs for people of all ages.

The grants program is also distributing approximately $27 million to more than 800 community-based sports organizations for programs such as soccer, swimming, hockey, biking, martial arts, skiing and Special Olympics.

Learn More at news.gov.bc.ca/20956